Grapes are harvested by hand after they have slightly softened on the vine and are macerated in contact with skins for 5 days. They then undergo a soft press and maturation in oak for 12 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Farming: Organic practices
1928 Jožef Krapež bought The “Pr’potokovo” farm (meaning: Near the stream farm) in Vrhpolje and moved from Gora (nearby hill) to the valley. Jožef was the beginning of the viticulture and winemaking for this family. His son Jožef joined him and began developing and building the name of the Krapež farm from a young age. His first and last thought and passion was always the cellar, the first to open the door in the morning and the last out at night.
In 1971 Jožef Jr. decided to break his contract to sell grapes to the nearby Vipava Wine Cooperative and decided to start a new venture as an independent viticulturer and winegrower. 1987, the third generation of the Krapež family took his place in the family business. It was then that Jožef's son Martin assumed the responsibility of the cellar and winemaking. 1990 marked the first vintage of their own bottling, and from that poitn forward, the family farm engaged completely in viticulture, wine growing and trade. In 1999 they began adapting their vineyards to sustainable and organic practices increasing the awareness of nature and allowing it to shape their wines.
100% Malvazija (Malvasia)
Country: SloveniaRegion: Vipava Valley
Vina Krapež wine estate is located in the beautiful village of Vrhpolje in the Vipava Valley, at the foothills of Nanos and Kovk. In the past, sea deposited rich layers of flysch and marl which make good grounds for vines.
The sub-Mediterranean climate of the Vipava Valley is strongly affected by constant alternation of warm, wet southwest wind called mornik and cold northeast wind called burja – bora. The valley usually has mild winters, warm summers and approximately 1500 mm of annual precipitation with climaxes in late spring and autumn. Mixing of continental and Mediterranean climate characteristics has influence on the character of Vipava wines.
Tasting: fresh clementines, dried fig and raisins, honey blossoms, bright acidity, a touch of ginger
Pairing: pate, blue cheese, cheesecake